Germany Central Conference

General Agencies
In the Chapel of Reconciliation at the Berlin Wall Memorial, tour guide Christiane Schmidt (right) explains to those gathered how the altarpiece from the original Church of Reconciliation was damaged when the building was blown up by the East German government in 1985. The piece survived the demolition and now hangs in the new chapel. Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany (left) looks on. Photo by Klaus U. Ruof, UMNS.

Berlin trip opens eyes, ears of Church and Society board

Tour of reconciliation chapel at the site of the former Berlin Wall leaves a lasting impression.
Rev. Heike Miller (right) visits with Dieter Kugelmann outside the United Methodist Church in Lorsbach, Germany, during Café Gegenüber, a weekly gathering for coffee, cake and conversation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Tiny church vital center for community

A tiny 12-member United Methodist church is making a mark as a social center in the community while raising money for a life-changing education program in Ghana.
Local Church

Thriving Munich church fills new building

A thriving United Methodist Church in Munich, Germany, is filling a brand-new building with children’s programs and activities that bring 500 to 600 people to the church each week.
General Church
A view of the Berlin Wall on the former east side at the Berlin Wall Memorial Bernauer Strasse. The United Methodist Board of Church and Society met in Berlin March 15-18. Photo by the Rev. Klaus U. Ruof.

Church and Society considers migration, justice

The United Methodist Board of Church and Society considers global migration, Social Principles revision and more at spring meeting in Berlin.

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